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Millionaire’s will spawns international fight


Millionaire’s will spawns international fight

BOCA RATON, Fla. — It seemed too good to be true. When American multimillionaire Wilson C. Lucom died in 2006, he left the bulk of his fortune to a new foundation dedicated to feeding Panama’s poor children — not to his politically-connected Panamanian widow, nor to her children. It would be one of the largest charitable contributions in Panama’s history. The bequest seemed a little odd to people who knew the 88-year-old Lucom, because he wasn’t previously involved in such philanthropy, had no children himself and was known mainly for donating to and supporting conservative political causes. But there it was in black and white, and Florida tax lawyer Richard […]